E-MU PROTEUS/2: Orchestral

E-MU Proteus 2 Sound Module
The E-MU Proteus/2 sound module is based on the same technical characteristics of its predecessor, Proteus/1, but with different waveforms. It concentrates on purely orchestral sounds with a wide range of solo strings, woodwinds, classical brass, orchestral percussion and more.

Based on the excellent EIII sound library, the Proteus/2 module is extremely capable of realistic orchestral emulations. It was heavily used for classical studio music compositions and film scores by composers like Mark Snow (the famous whistle sound used in the X-Files theme, Patch #125 “Whistl’n Joe”) and Eric Serra (the popular low octave sound effect used in the 1995 GoldenEye film score, Patch #86 “Infinite One”).

Preset Library
E-MU also created additional presets for the Proteus/2 in SysEx format and delivered on floppy disks. Each volume consisted of a bank with 64 presets.

3103 – Proteus 2 Preset Library Vol. 1: Orchestral Hitz
3103.2 – Proteus 2 Preset Library Vol. 2: Orchestral Moods
3105 – Proteus 2 Preset Library Vol. 3: Bash

Expansion
Protologic board with 4MB ROM by InVision Interactive.

Technical Specifications
ROM Size: 4MB
Sample Rate/Bitrate: 39kHz 16-bit
Presets: 192 (64 RAM, 128 ROM)
Instruments: 144
Polyphony: 32 Voices
MIDI Channels: 16
Filters: No
FX: No
MIDI Ports: 3
Audio Outs: 6
Digital Outs: No

Factory Demos

Proteus/2 Demo

 

Preset & Instrument Listing

Presets - Bank 0 ROM
000. Solo Cello
001. Solo Viola
002. Solo Violin
003. Quartet
004. Solo Chamber
005. Arco Basses
006. Arco Celli
007. Arco Violas
008. Arco Violins
009. Marcato 1
010. Marcato 2
011. Legato Str
012. Concerto
013. Pizz Basses
014. Pizz Celli
015. Pizz Violas
016. Pizz Violins
017. Pizzicato 1
018. Pizzicato 2
019. Trem Strings
020. Tremulus
021. Strgs/Flutes
022. Resting Pad
023. Divertimento
024. Flute
025. Piccolo
026. Oboe
027. English Horn
028. Clarinet
029. BassClarinet
030. Bassoon
031. Contrbassoon
032. Chamber Wind
033. SectionWinds
034. Epilogue
035. Wind Stack
036. FrenchHorn 1
037. FrenchHorn 2
038. Horns&Strngs
039. Trumpet 1
040. Trumpet 2
041. Two Trumpets
042. Harmon Mute
043. Trombone 1
044. Trombone 2
045. Tuba
046. Back Brass
047. Bright Brass
048. ChamberBrass
049. BrassStrings
050. Timpani
051. Gong/Cymbal
052. Bass/Snare+
053. Temple Block
054. Xylophone
055. Glockenspiel
056. Celesta
057. TubularBells
058. Percussion 1
059. Percussion 2
060. Harp
061. Harpstrings
062. Harpsikord
063. Notre Dame
Presets - Bank 1 RAM
064. Winter Signs
065. Deep Pad
066. Portamento/F
067. BellEnsemble
068. Cyberspace
069. PizzMoogBass
070. Marimbala
071. GrimReaper
072. Tinker Bell
073. Carousel
074. Exotic Harp
075. Darn Saucers
076. Bronze Pad
077. Vibraphone
078. Astral Flute
079. Kool Bass
080. Sombre Winds
081. Space Cowboy
082. The Machine
083. Early Perc
084. Gently Now
085. Piccolodeeyo
086. Infinite One
087. ShimmerWays
088. Turbo Bass
089. Requiem
090. Wrong Room
091. Analog Pad
092. Chapel Organ
093. Electrovocal
094. Fat Boy Tuba
095. SawBass/Lead
096. Vienna Dream
097. Vertigo Pad
098. Tarkus Twin
099. RoomOfStrngs
100. Magic Bells
101. Reginatron
102. Sub It!
103. Psychlotron
104. CloudChamber
105. Sepulcher
106. Lurch Pluck
107. Pizz/Piccolo
108. Vampirical
109. String Thing
110. Galapagos
111. Square One
112. Square Link
113. < * >
114. Sardonicus
115. Master Tron
116. Lo Wind Inst
117. Sympathetic
118. Windchimes
119. Boat Haus
120. Glitter God
121. Story Bass
122. Nice Night
123. Prophet Lead
124. Prophet Link
125. Whistl’n Joe
126. Link2Shimmer
127. Ascending
Presets - Bank 2 ROM
128. Harpsomatic
129. Phaedra
130. Cimbalon
131. Recorder
132. Koto
133. Dream Garden
134. Amplify Bass
135. Asian Reed
136. Soft Harp
137. Jazz Bass
138. Grandfather
139. Classic Gtr
140. Temple Bell
141. StrHarmonic
142. CelloPhane
143. Gamba Musik
144. Quintoctave
145. Basses&Vios
146. Violin&Celli
147. Arco Vlns
148. Arco Duet
149. Str Section
150. Arco Strings
151. In The Pit
152. <<InThePit<<
153. Rotary Chmbr
154. Krummhorns
155. C.Bsn/Dbl Bs
156. Soft Flute
157. Hi Wind Solo
158. VerbClarinet
159. PiccoloPeace
160. Flute/Oboe
161. Clar./Flute
162. Clar/Bassoon
163. Double Reeds
164. Bassoon/Horn
165. Alto Flute
166. WindEnsemble
167. DblReeds/Hrn
168. Verb Horn
169. Xprsv Cornet
170. Bone&Trumpet
171. Bone&Tuba
172. Trombones
173. Sfz Brass
174. Horn Vel+Whl
175. Afroblocks
176. Timba Mallet
177. Timp w/Tone
178. Bass Drum
179. TimpLowBlock
180. Deep Drum
181. Triangle
182. Big Log
183. Gamelan
184. Clarinet/Bb
185. Clarinet/A
186. BassClar/Bb
187. Eng.Horn/F
188. FrenchHorn/F
189. Trumpet/Bb
190. Trumpet/D
191. –Default–
Instruments
000. None
001. Arco Basses
002. Arco Celli
003. Arco Violas
004. ArcoViolins
005. Dark Basses
006. Dark Celli
007. Dark Violas
008. DarkViolins
009. Low Tremolo
010. HighTremolo
011. Tremolande
012. Strings 1
013. Strings 2
014. Strings 3
015. Solo Cello
016. Solo Viola
017. Solo Violin
018. Quartet 1
019. Quartet 2
020. Quartet 3
021. Quartet 4
022. Gambambo
023. Pizz Basses
024. Pizz Celli
025. Pizz Violas
026. Pizz Violin
027. Pizzicombo
028. Flute w/Vib
029. Flute noVib
030. Alt. Flute
031. Piccolo
032. Bass Clar.
033. Clarinet
034. B.Clar/Clar
035. Cntrbassoon
036. Bassoon
037. EnglishHorn
038. Oboe w/Vib
039. Oboe noVib
040. Alt. Oboe
041. Woodwinds
042. Hi Trombone
043. Lo Trombone
044. mf Trumpet
045. ff Trumpet
046. Harmon Mute
047. mf Fr. Horn
048. ff Fr. Horn
049. Tuba
050. ff Brass
051. mf Brass
052. Harp
053. Xylophone
054. Celesta
055. Triangle
056. Bass Drum
057. Snare Drum+
058. Piatti
059. TempleBlock
060. Glocknspiel
061. Percussion1
062. Percussion2
063. Low Perc 2
064. High Perc 2
065. TubularBell
066. Timpani
067. Timp/T.Bell
068. Tamborine
069. Tam Tam
070. Percussion3
071. Special FX
072. Oct 1 Sine
073. Oct 2 All
074. Oct 3 All
075. Oct 4 All
076. Oct 5 All
077. Oct 6 All
078. Oct 7 All
079. Oct 2 Odd
080. Oct 3 Odd
081. Oct 4 Odd
082. Oct 5 Odd
083. Oct 6 Odd
084. Oct 7 Odd
085. Oct 2 Even
086. Oct 3 Even
087. Oct 4 Even
088. Oct 5 Even
089. Oct 6 Even
090. Oct 7 Even
091. Low Odds
092. Low Evens
093. FourOctaves
094. Sine Wave
095. Tri Wave
096. Square Wave
097. Pulse 33%
098. Pulse 25%
099. Pulse 10%
100. Sawtooth
101. SawOddGone
102. Ramp
103. RampEveOnly
104. Vio Essence
105. Buzzoon
106. Brassy Wave
107. Reedy Buzz
108. Growl Wave
109. HarpsiWave
110. Fuzzy Gruzz
111. Power 5ths
112. Filt Saw
113. Ice Bell
114. Bronze Age
115. Iron Plate
116. Aluminum
117. Lead Beam
118. SteelXtract
119. WinterGlass
120. TwnBellWash
121. Orch Bells
122. Tubular SE
123. SoftBellWav
124. Swirly
125. Tack Attack
126. ShimmerWave
127. Moog Lead
128. B3 SE
129. Mild Tone
130. Piper
131. Ah Wave
132. Vocal Wave
133. Fuzzy Clav
134. Electrhode
135. Whine 1
136. Whine 2
137. Metal Drone
138. Silver Race
139. MetalAttack
140. Filter Bass
141. UprightPizz
142. NylonPluck1
143. NylonPluck2
144. PluckedBass

 

Downloads

E-MU Proteus 2 Operation Manual
E-MU Proteus 2 Factory User Presets

Factory Reset & Diagnostics

This procedure destroys any presets stored in RAM.

1. Hold both Master and Edit buttons down and power on the unit.
2. Once booted up into the Diagnostics menu, turn the Data wheel knob to Initialize.
3. Press the flashing Enter button.
4. Press Enter again to confirm.
5. Turn the unit off, wait a few seconds and turn the unit on.
6. Load the factory user presets from SysEx file.